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Afternoon tea with… Inua Ellams

In Week 11 of the SoA @ Home Festival, author, playwright, poet and 2020 SoA Awards judge Inua Ellams shared a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he has adapted to working in lockdown. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors on 2 July 2020. Presented…

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Afternoon Tea with… Barney Norris

In Week 10 of the SoA @ Home Festival, writer, playwright and 2020 SoA Awards judge Barney Norris shared a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he has adapted to working in lockdown. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors on 25 June 2020 as part…

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The 2020 McKitterick Prize – Celebrating debut novelists over 40

Last year, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott won the McKitterick Prize for her debut novel, Swan Song. Join her in conversation with some of our 2020 McKitterick Prize shortlistees – Claire Adam (Golden Child); Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton) and Regina Porter (The Travelers). Broadcast live by the Society of Authors in Week Ten of the…

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The 2020 Queen’s Knickers Award – children’s illustrators in lockdown

2020 is the inaugural year of the Queen’s Knickers Award, founded by children’s author Nicholas Allan and based on the book of the same name. Find out more about this award for an original children’s illustrated book, to discuss the shortlist and what it’s like being an illustrator in lockdown. Paula Johnson, the SoA’s Head…

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Afternoon Tea with… Cressida Cowell

In Week Nine of the SoA @ Home Festival, and on the day of our 2020 SoA Awards announcement, Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell invited us round for tea, shared insights into what she’s currently working on, and how she is adapting to working through the lockdown. Broadcast live on 18 June 2020. Presented by Jo…

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The Society of Authors’ Awards 2020 – announcing the winners

On Thursday 18th June we announced the 32 winners of the 2020 SoA Awards. Presented by Joanne Harris and members of the SoA staff team. – The Somerset Maugham Awards – The ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award – The Travelling Scholarships – The Paul Torday Memorial Prize – The Queen’s Knickers Award – The McKitterick Prize…

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Afternoon tea with… Sarah Waters

In Week Eight of the SoA @ Home Festival Sarah Waters shared a mini tour of her creative workspace, insights into what she’s currently working on, and how she is adapting to working online. Sarah is an SoA Council Member and a judge for this year’s Paul Torday Memorial Prize, part of the SoA Awards….

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Shortlisted in lockdown

Broadcast live by the Society of Authors on 10 June 2020 as part of the SoA @ Home Festival. Meet some of the 2020 SoA Awards shortlistees. Robyn Law talked to Catriona Ward, Okechukwu Nzelu, Gaby Koppel and Rónán Hession, about writing and being shortlisted during the health crisis. — Rónán Hession is an Irish…